Articles

Curbing The Spread of Tuberculosis in Nigeria

July 14, 2019

Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million Tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease.  Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, causing an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally in 2017 with Nigeria accounting for 9% of fatal cases. TB is a “vicious epidemic” […]

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Rainy Season in Nigeria: What You Should Know to Stay Safe

July 1, 2019

It has been an episode of one heavy downpour after the other in most states in Nigeria, leaving many roads with constant flooding including schools. Every rainy season brings the possibility of an outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases. Since Germs spread easily from an unhygienic environment to food and water sources, flooding may cause contamination of water […]

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40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World

June 28, 2019

The world has had 40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease so far. Learning from experience is an essential part of reducing mistakes, improving public health response, and the public health system’s ability to improve, change and adapt in an organized way. This 40 Years of Ebola infographic describes each of the known occurrences of Ebola […]

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Tackling AMR: Going from Global Plans to Global Actions

June 24, 2019

The rise in the levels of Antimicrobial resistance should be a concern to every person in the world and not just the Government or health care professionals. AMR is one of the biggest threats to human development, food security and global health today, and its effects can be felt by anyone in any part of […]

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Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions BANNED Amid a Nationwide Resurgence of Measles

June 18, 2019

State lawmakers banned non-medical vaccine exemptions based on religious beliefs in New York on Thursday. The religious exemption ban comes at a critical time. The state is at the forefront of a nationwide resurgence of measles, with active outbreaks that have sickened hundreds and splintered into other states. “This administration has taken aggressive action to […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Spread Across Border; Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case

June 12, 2019

After numerous previous false alerts, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced the first confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ebola outbreak with 1.977 confirmed cases and 1.396 deaths since Aug. 1, 2018, currently […]

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Emerging resistant microbes in Nigeria

June 10, 2019

Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) is now where HIV was in the early 80s when most Countries were in denial, and hoped that they could wish it away, and yet HIV turned out as it is. When we realise that AMR is now a major threat to public health that we can’t wish away, the vital question […]

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Health Indaba to Better Fight Infectious Diseases in Nigeria

May 29, 2019

Infectious diseases are a major cause of death and disabilities around the world, in Africa communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional conditions remain the leading causes of death, causing 56% of deaths in 2016. While detecting and responding to infectious disease outbreaks has long presented a major public health challenge in Nigeria, the recent outbreaks of […]

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